Barry McClements competing in the Men’s S9 100M Backstroke final at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Swimmer Barry McClements set his third personal best time on Monday in the S9 100m Backstroke final. The Comber man battled gamely against a world cla(...)

Raven Saunders   of the US raised her arms and crossed them in the shape of an “X” on the podium after receiving her silver medal in the shot put. She said later the gesture was  “for oppressed people”. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP/Getty Images

In the morning, Raven Saunders of the United States captured the silver medal in the shot put. At night, Saunders delivered the first political demon(...)

Twelve female water polo players in California who have accused their former coach of sexually abusing them when they were minors have reached a settl(...)

International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven during Sunday’s press conference in Rio. Photograph: Getty Images.

International Paralympic Committee president Philip Craven says the Russian government has “catastrophically failed” its Paralympic athletes with a “m(...)